With new shows, more Tales from Shakespeare, and fresh podcasts on the horizon, there's lots to look forward to in 2022.

Shakespeare returns to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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From 4 February, Roy Alexander Weise brings Much Ado About Nothing to the RST stage. In a futuristic world, two very different couples fall in love – but who is really pulling the strings? With dastardly plots, hilarious slapstick and some of Shakespeare’s wittiest dialogue, this story of matchmaking and manipulation is the perfect way to celebrate the joy of live theatre. 

And you can also book ahead for April, when Gregory Doran and Owen Horsley direct a fresh new take on Henry VI Parts 2 & 3 with Rebellion and Wars of the Roses.

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Listen out for the Interval Drinks podcast

We have two more episodes of the RSC's in-house podcast coming on 6 January. Listen to actor Zoe Lambert talking to David Threlfall and The Magician's Elephant's Renu Arora in conversation with Sophie Woolley, and catch up with our previous episodes.

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Register for more of Michael Morpurgo's Tales from Shakespeare

In January, we will be broadcasting more of the award-winning writer's retellings of Shakespeare's plays to registered schools. The four titles are HamletHenry VKing Lear and The Taming of the Shrew, with the first broadcast on Friday 14 January.

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Michael Morpurgo.
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Bag a deal in our January sale

Come and see us at our shop in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or browse the full store online as we put some of our range on sale.

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Get ready for the return of our delicious afternoon teas

The Rooftop Restaurant and Riverside Cafe will both be open this spring, offering meals, drinks and quick snacks. In January, we're also bringing back our popular afternoon teas - keep an eye out for more details soon.

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Become a patron

We start 2022 with no fewer than five exclusive Patrons' events, including Valentine's Day streams, an Education Workshop and a Meet the Director event.

Find out more about these events, and how Patrons support our work both on and off stage.